Experts call for stronger measures as UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:24:47 GMT
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Official figures show 4,422 people tested positive in past 24 hours, the highest daily total since 8 May

Daily coronavirus cases in the UK have reached a four-month high for the second day in a row, the latest government figures show.

A total of 4,422 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours a 100 more new cases than on Friday and the highest daily total since 8 May. A further 27 people died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus as of Saturday, bringing the UK toll to 41,759.

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Hurricane Ianos turns towards Crete after sweeping across Greece
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:58:21 GMT
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Two dead, one missing and nearly a thousand rescued as floods damage Thessaly

After pounding parts of western and central Greece meteorologists have predicted a rare Mediterranean hurricane is headed south towards the island of Crete.

Authorities struggling to contain the impact of the cyclone a a so-called Mediterranean hurricane named Ianos a said two people had died and at least one was missing as torrential rain and gale-force winds wielded a trail of destruction.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: death of liberal justice gives Trump chance to reshape the US for generations
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:36:23 GMT
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The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has sparked a titanic political fight that could shape US supreme court decisions on abortion rights, voting rights and other fundamental issues for a generation or more.

Related: In the battle over the US supreme court, Democrats can still have the last laugh | Lawrence Douglas

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'It's a lifesaver': Glasgow drug users and MP hail safe-injecting space
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:17:40 GMT
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Former addict praised for setting up safe space for injecting in city dubbed Europeas drug deaths capital

Itas lunchtime on a sunny Friday and there are two queues on Glasgowas Parnie Street. At Street Level Photoworks gallery, one group waits to enter an exhibition of the work of Oscar Marzaroli, famous for photographing the cityas postwar working classes amid social upheaval and division. Opposite, a line forms outside a white Ford Transit van emblazoned with aSafe Consumptiona as some of the city centreas drug-dependent population wait for access to take illegal drugs.

aItas a lifesaver,a says one visitor to the van, which is kitted out with sterile seat and table covers, needle bins, injecting kits and Naloxone, used to reverse the effects of overdose. aWithout it Iad be using a dirty alley and stepping all over broken glass and old needles.a

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Home Office plans to evict thousands of refused asylum seekers
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:52:28 GMT
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People in England whose cases have been refused will be given 21 days to leave UK, letter states

Thousands of asylum seekers currently accommodated in hotels are facing removal from the UK, the Home Office has announced.

A letter from the Home Office, seen by the Independent, states that evictions of refused asylum seekers will take place awith immediate effecta and charities have reported an increase in people being held in immigration detention centres.

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Labour donor who quit over antisemitism is set to rejoin
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:00:21 GMT
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Sir David Garrard, one of the partyas biggest private supporters, is optimistic about Keir Starmeras reforms

One of Labouras most generous private donors, who dramatically quit the party over antisemitism, has signalled he is ready to rejoin in a further sign that Keir Starmer is winning back Jewish supporters.

Sir David Garrard revealed he had quit in 2018 as Labour struggled with accusations of antisemitism within the party. He said at the time that he no longer felt aany affinity or connectiona with the party, adding that the Labour he joined ano longer existsa.

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Hundreds of women detained during Belarus protest march
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:11:37 GMT
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Protesters dragged into police vans at rally to demand removal of Alexander Lukashenko

Riot police detained hundreds of women as opposition protesters marched through the Belarusian capital, Minsk, demanding an end to President Alexander Lukashenkoas rule.

About 2,000 women took part in the aSparkly Marcha, wearing shiny accessories and carrying the red-and-white flags of the protest movement.

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Woman falls out car window while filming Snapchat video on M25
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:32:20 GMT
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Woman not seriously injured in incident between junction 6 and Clacket Lane services

A woman fell out of a moving car on the M25 motorway while leaning out of the window to film a video for Snapchat, police have said.

Surrey road policing officers said the woman fell from the car into a alive lanea between junction 6 and the Clacket Lane services at 1.30am on Saturday.

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'National emergency': urgent leadership needed after fifth Aboriginal death in custody since June
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:00:26 GMT
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Indigenous legal service calls for government to implement all recommendations from royal commission saying cycle of violence must end

Five Aboriginal deaths in custody since June is a national emergency that needs urgent leadership, the national Aboriginal and islander legal services has said.

The death of 49-year-old Sherry Fisher-Tilberoo last week while on remand in the Brisbane watch-house is the fifth Aboriginal death in custody since June, bringing to at least 441 the number of people who have died in custody since the royal commission handed down its final report in 1991.

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Diversity dance group 'proud' of ITV backing in newspaper ads
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:51:20 GMT
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Ashley Banjo thanks people for support after Ofcom dismisses complaints about BLM routine

Ashley Banjo has said his dance group Diversity has anever been proudera after ITV took out full-page newspaper adverts to show support for their controversial Black Lives Matter-inspired performance.

The dance group, a previous winner of Britainas Got Talent, gave a special performance on the programme on Saturday 5 September, after which Ofcom eventually received about 24,500 complaints.

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US runs out of Atlantic hurricane names as frenetic season continues
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:33:53 GMT
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  • Naming shifts to Greek letters after 21-name list is exhausted
  • Texas coast prepares for tropical storm Beta

So many powerful storms have formed over the Atlantic this year that for only the second time, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has run out of names, meaning it is now naming tropical storms and hurricanes with letters from the Greek alphabet.

There are 21 names available each year. The list ends with those beginning with W and excludes Q, U, X, Y and Z. Once that list is exhausted, the nomenclature system switches to the Greek alphabet.

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Coronavirus live news: UK records 4,422 new daily cases; France reports record rise
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:04:02 GMT
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Doctors in England urge tighter restrictions; number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; scaled-down Oktoberfest in Munich begins. Follow all the developments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned Boris Johnson that the English capital needs fresh Covid restrictions by Monday if it is to avoid a big spike in the spread of the virus, the Huffington Post reports.

Khan is also preparing to urge the public to work from home if they can do so, in a switch back to the message used by the government at the height of the lockdown.

BREAKING: @SadiqKhan has urged ministers to impose new lockdown curbs for London as early as Monday.

The World Health Organization endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics.

Covid-19 has raised the issue of using traditional medicines to battle contemporary diseases, and the endorsement clearly encouraged testing with criteria similar to those used for molecules developed by labs in Asia, Europe or the Americas.

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Hospitals in England may have to pay for their Covid-19 tests
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:48:58 GMT
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Department of Health places abudget capa on money available for testing patients and staff

A abudget capa on coronavirus tests means NHS hospitals in England face paying for them from their own budgets unless they gain approval. The cap was placed on the amount of money available for tests for patients and staff, according to information sent to trusts.

The guidance, first reported by the Independent, makes clear that NHS providers will need formal approval from the Department of Health and Social Care and its test-and-trace service or they will not be able to claim back costs, which will be funded on a acapped actuals basisa and have a amaximum budgeta.

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Foreign offices: the Britons who work from home a abroad
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:00:11 GMT
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Covid has forced many people out of workplaces. Some have saved money by moving overseas

When the coronavirus lockdown forced Mason Palmer, 26, to start working from home, the digital content creator had a rethink about where that home was and in July he moved from Bristol to Milan. aIave always loved travelling to Italy,a he says. aI was always going over there; it was like an expensive hobby.a

He did not expect his boss to necessarily be on board with his plans and suggested that he move to working for the company, Working Word, on a freelance basis. But the firm was open to the idea and his boss kept him on staff. aNow Iam like the unofficial Milan branch,a he laughs.

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Bleach touted as 'miracle cure' for Covid being sold on Amazon
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:12 GMT
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Consumers buying chlorine dioxide solution on Amazon platform say they have been drinking fluid despite FDA warnings

Industrial bleach is being sold on Amazon through its product pages which consumers are buying under the mistaken belief that it is a amiracle curea for Covid-19, despite health warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration that drinking the fluid can kill.

Related: 'Archbishop' of Florida church selling bleach 'miracle cure' arrested with son

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Covid-19 UK: police urge people to obey rules over sunny weekend
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:28:16 GMT
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Manchester officers stop restrictions being breached at house of wedding party

Police officers have prevented a wedding party going ahead as forces urge people to comply with coronavirus restrictions over the warm, sunny weekend.

Greater Manchester police said officers stopped restrictions being breached after responding to reports of a wedding party at a house in Wythenshawe on Friday evening.

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Bolton Covid case rise linked to holidaymaker who did not isolate
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:57:37 GMT
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Council leader says pub crawl caused infections as other local officals criticise new rules

A holidaymaker who did not self-isolate after returning from a trip abroad was partly responsible for the aextremea rise in coronavirus cases in Bolton, its council leader, has said.

David Greenhalgh said the areaas high rate had been linked back to pubs in the town and a acohort of peoplea who refused to follow the guidance.

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Coronavirus UK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths today
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:59:12 GMT
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Are UK coronavirus cases rising in your local area and nationally? Check week-on-week changes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the latest figures from public health authorities

Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases a some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts.

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First ministers call on Johnson to help Covid-hit aerospace industry
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:53:09 GMT
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Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish leaders urge prime minister to set up taskforce

Nicola Sturgeon has joined forces with the first ministers of Wales and Northern Ireland to demand aurgent interventiona from the the UK government to help the struggling aerospace sector.

The Scottish first minister, her Welsh counterpart, Mark Drakeford, and both Arlene Foster and Michelle OaNeill, the first minister and deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, have written to Boris Johnson. The letter urges him to set up a taskforce to help the industry, which has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with job losses at companies such as Rolls-Royce.

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Covid world map: which countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:02:08 GMT
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Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadly

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Bye bye bilaterals: UN general assembly to embrace Zoom diplomacy
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 04:00:06 GMT
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Conditions that make the annual event a diplomatsa playground will be absent as it goes mostly online

Diplomats and foreign ministers are slowly emerging from their Covid-induced hibernation, but the 75th United Nations general assembly a supposedly a display of the worldas connectedness a will largely be an exercise in remote Zoom diplomacy.

World leaders will not be at the podium in New York delivering set-piece speeches, but instead will be sending pre-recorded messages from behind their flag-festooned office desks in their capitals. Only national diplomats already in New York will be present in the UN chamber, probably about one per country.

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Lockdown measures and rising anger in Madrid as Covid-19 takes hold again
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:22:40 GMT
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As cases rise sharply, the regional government has floundered. From Monday, the worst-affected areas face new restrictions

People in the queue to be tested for Covid-19 at the Buenos Aires health centre in south Madrid on Friday morning were met with a bleak but polite homemade sign.

It still bore the previous dayas information, spelled out in marker pen: consultations a by phone and in person a 483; Covid consultations, 19; PCR tests, 78; and number of staff absent, 13.

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Owen Jones: 'A lot of people in the parliamentary Labour party are horrible'
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:00:22 GMT
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The activist and political commentator on writing his new book about Jeremy Corbyn, Labouras antisemitism crisis and reading for escapism

Owen Jones was born in Sheffield and raised in Stockport. He describes himself as aa fourth-generation socialista and worked as a trade union and parliamentary researcher before becoming an author, broadcaster and political columnist for the Guardian. His first book, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, was published in 2011 and followed in 2014 by The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It. His new book, This Land: The Story of a Movement, is an insideras account of the rise and fall of the Jeremy Corbynas Labour party.

This Land is written from the point of view of aan observer and a participanta. Did you write it essentially as an attempt to make sense of the scale of Corbynas election defeat?
When I started, I didnat really have an agenda other than I am a man of the left and I always write from that perspective. I wanted to avoid political fatalism and defeatism, the notion that any transformative agenda for Labour is inherently doomed to defeat. I donat think that. I think itas achievable, but that the only way you can continue with the project is by accepting the mistakes and learning from them. The point of the book is to defend the idea that leftwing politics is viable.

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The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:00:21 GMT
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Many parts of the Earthas climate system have been destabilised by warming, from ice sheets and ocean currents to the Amazon rainforest a and scientists believe that if one collapses others could follow

The warning signs are flashing red. The California wildfires were surely made worse by the impacts of global heating. A study published in July warned that the Arctic is undergoing aan abrupt climate change eventa that will probably lead to dramatic changes. As if to underline the point, on 14 September it was reported that a huge ice shelf in northeast Greenland had torn itself apart, worn away by warm waters lapping in from beneath.

That same day, a study of satellite data revealed growing cracks and crevasses in the ice shelves protecting two of Antarcticaas largest glaciers a indicating that those shelves could also break apart, leaving the glaciers exposed and liable to melt, contributing to sea-level rise. The ice losses are already following our worst-case scenarios.

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RA3isAn Murphy: aIn my pregnancy I was fed like a goose being fattened upa
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:00:21 GMT
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The singer-songwriter talks about her mumas proper dinners, the horror of andouillette, and working on an empty stomach

I donat worry about getting food on my clothes. I donat have any respect for my clothes once Iam wearing them. But I do really like dressing for meals and floating to the table. I once sat for a big dinner in a bikini.

There was an advert for a department store in the 70s in which Faye Dunaway cooked an egg, cracked and peeled off the shell very slowly and then ate it, with classical music in the background. Itas the best piece of acting anyoneas ever done. I put some of it in Exploitation, the first video I directed. I also did a video for Let Me Know in which I danced through a greasy spoon, wearing a white hat which looked like a plaice.

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aVigilantesa on a mission to reunite owners with their stolen bikes
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 14:18:41 GMT
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Britainas cyclists take matters into their own hands as criminals cash in on post-lockdown popularity of cycling

Itas the buzz he gets from reuniting the cyclists of Cambridge with their stolen bikes that has turned Omar Terywall into a self-proclaimed avigilantea. He said: aYou get really hooked on it when you start seeing major progress a and, well, itas just nice helping people really, isnat it?a

Like others across the country, from Portsmouth to Glasgow, Terywall runs a local Facebook group where Cambridge cyclists share details of their stolen bikes in the hope they will be spotted. Well-regarded by local police, Terywall happily spends hours each day hunting down stolen bikes via online advertisements and local tip-offs.

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I'd had enough of Zoom a until I took a homemade sushi class
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:00:20 GMT
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At last, I have acquired a lockdown skill. Now I just need to work on the presentation

In 1994, or thereabouts, I was working the kind of hours that meant lunch was always eaten at my desk a and thanks to this, it was a period in my life that was very miserable. In the post-industrial wasteland around our office, there were no decent sandwich shops; the age of avocado on sourdough was still far in the future. But then, one day, the world turned on its axis. On this particular morning, the chief subeditor returned to her page proofs smugly bearing a bag from somewhere called Pret a Manger, out of which she produced a slim plastic box whose contents she proceeded to eat with small wooden chopsticks. The rest of us were agog. The dinky bottle of soy sauce! The little slices of pickled ginger! We were wasabi green with envy.

Fifteen years later, and everything has changed. Thanks to the pandemic, offices everywhere are eerily empty, and the once near-ubiquitous Pret a Manger is embarking on a drastic programme of retrenchment. Meanwhile, sushi is no longer even remotely exotic; there are certain children of my acquaintance who regard a (clammy, tasteless) supermarket California roll as only a slightly more unusual treat than they do a bag of Monster Munch. Most unlikely of all from my point of view, Iave recently learned to make my own sushi a something of which I am, as I write, embarrassingly proud. (I know this because when I put pictures of my first efforts on WhatsApp, my dear but plain-speaking friend, A, responded with a prawn emoji and a| a string of expletives.)

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Heart and sole: a shoe designeras Paris home
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:00:19 GMT
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Daring colour mixes, striking furniture and footwear as decoration are the hallmarks of this townhouse in the 20th arrondissement

Thereas something childish in the way I use colour,a says Gherardo Felloni, creative director of Roger Vivier. aIn the last 20 years, designers went for beige or grey a safe colours. I am completely the opposite. I am spontaneous, and not afraid.a

Step into his three-storey townhouse in the magical Campagne A Paris, a village of cobbled streets and Narnia lampposts in the 20th arrondissement to the east of the city centre, and daring mixes await. A painting of deep and luminous blues hangs in the more formal of two sitting rooms, a pair of 1960s tubular glass sconces originally from the palatial waiting room of the monumental Milan Centrale railway station either side of it. aThey are massive, and quite special,a says Felloni, whose comparatively modest home was built as part of a development of 92 houses in the 1920s for working-class families.

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Bill & Ted Face the Music review a surf dudes still lift the spirits
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 14:00:18 GMT
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The middle-aged dads have to save the universe and their marriages in a shambolic but big-hearted sequel

Few 80s cultural artefacts have accrued the same level of enduring audience goodwill as the time-travelling adventures of the sweet-natured California rockers Bill S Preston Esq and Ted aTheodorea Logan. And itas fair to say that this goodwill is required to do a fair amount of heavy lifting with this endearing but shambolic sequel.

The film rejoins Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) as middle-aged dads who arenat so much has-beens as never-beens. Tasked with writing the song that will save civilisation, they have so far failed, and are reduced to prog rock noodling on theramins and bagpipes. And now the stakes are raised. Another, somewhat exasperated visitor from the future (Kristen Schaal) arrives to urge the pair to get their act together or not only will reality itself cease to exist, their marriages will crumble. Faced with this heinous turn of events, Bill and Ted do what they always do a tool around time in a souped-up phone box, occasionally stumbling upon answers. Meanwhile, their daughters are zipping through history in order to assemble the ultimate supergroup (Mozart, Hendrix, Louis Armstrong), an excess of talent given the godawful Hooked on Classics-style abomination they end up playing.

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On my radar: Tom Hollander's cultural highlights
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 14:00:18 GMT
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The actor on Zadie Smithas lockdown thoughts, Louis Therouxas podcasts and his favourite local restaurant

Bristol-born actor Tom Hollander, 53, began his career in theatre. His film credits include Gosford Park, Pride & Prejudice, In the Loop and Bohemian Rhapsody. He played the inner-city vicar in award-winning sitcom Rev, which he co-created with James Wood, and won a Bafta for his turn as Major Lance aCorkya Corkoran in The Night Manager. Hollander now stars in David Nichollsas TV adaptation of his novel Us, which starts at 9pm on 20 Sept on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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Tadej Pogacar set to win Tour de France after stunning Primoz Roglic
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:27:41 GMT
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  • 21-year-old Slovenian will be crowned in Paris on Sunday
  • UAE Team Emirates rider overturns 57sec deficit in time trial

In the end, the procession became a cliffhanger as Tadej Pogacar blew away Primoz Roglicas Tour de France hopes in the Vosges to become the youngest overall winner this century, after storming to an extraordinary stage win at La Planche des Belles Filles.

What had been expected to be a routine time trial for Roglic, on the eve of the processional stage to the Champs-AlysA(c)es, became a humiliation as he conceded almost two minutes to his 21-year-old compatriot and lost the yellow jersey.

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Arsenal 2-1 West Ham United: Premier League a reaction!
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:06:03 GMT
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Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah were only just enough to beat a spirited West Ham, who had equalised through Michail Antonio

Eddie Nketiah speaks.

It was my second touch maybe. It was nice to get on and score. it was nice for [Ceballos] to make that assist. Itas all love now. Its great vision from him and I had to make sure I stayed onside. I want to help the team and keep improve as a player. West Ham made it very difficult. We had to keep going.

A big, happy smile from Mikel Arteta. West Ham played well but were undone by the quality of Nketiah and his assist from Dani Ceballos for the winning goal. That was real contest, and far more than was expected in pre-match.

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Manchester United rocked by Wilfried Zaha double for Crystal Palace
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:42:28 GMT
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Manchester United were dour in an opening-game loss that ended a 14-match unbeaten Premier League run. Crystal Palaceas second goal was a controversial penalty from Wilfried Zaha, a retake because David de Gea was ruled to have left his line when saving Jordan Ayewas initial effort. But really there can be no excuses for the way Unitedas frontline was starved throughout due to a concerning lack of energy and creativity.

Ole Gunnar SolskjA|r offered an honest analysis. aYou can see we are short and they deserved the points,a said the manager. aThey were sharper than us in challenges, tackles. We started slowly and that had a knockaon effect for the rest of the game when they scored the first goal.a

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Gareth Bale returns to Tottenham and Liverpool land Diogo Jota
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:18:34 GMT
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  • Spurs will pay about APS20m to loan the Welshman
  • Diogo Jota moves to Liverpool from Wolves on long-term deal

Gareth Bale has completed his return to Tottenham from Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Spurs are believed to have paid around APS20m, covering a loan fee and wage contribution, to secure his signature.

The 31-year-old arrived back in England on Friday to complete the formalities of the deal with a club he left in 2013 to join the Spanish side for a then-world record fee of APS85.1m. The forward won the Champions League four times during his time with Madrid, scoring in two finals.

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US Open golf 2020: third round a live!
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:05:38 GMT
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Having landed in some lush semi-rough 130 yards from the 15th, Wolff cracks an iron to within 20ft of the pin to set up a half-chance for a birdie. Behind him on the 11th, Winged Foot has finally embedded her talons into Patrick Reed. He misreads the downwards slope on the 11th and sends his bogey putt wide left and does well to hold his nerve to make a 6ft uphill putt for double. Heas back to -2, alongside DeChambeau and three shots behind Wolff.

Itas all going pear-shaped for Reed on the 11th. Heas traded some thick rough 144 yards from the pin, for some even thicker rough 40 yards from the pin. He duffs his third shot about 15ft to the whispy stuff on the edge of the green. aItas just frickina [something],a he yelps. His fourth is a chip and run to give himself a 10ft knee-trembler for bogey. DeChambeau makes par after a curving third from 25ft that loops back round behind the cup and settles inches from the hole. An easy tap-in for par.

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Alex Goode shines as Saracens resist Leinster to pull off major upset
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:16:35 GMT
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  • Quarter-final: Leinster 17-25 Saracens
  • European Champions Cup holders through after thriller

Saracens are not so much raging against the dying of the light as doing everything in their power to keep it aglow. Having lost 10 players during the lockdown, they were without Owen Farrell against the Pro14 champions who last tasted defeat in May last year, but his replacement Alex Goode included a try among his 19 points as the unfancied holders pulled off one of the most extraordinary victories in the history of the tournament.

Leinster had won 25 matches since losing to Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle last year, but since that day the holders have lost the likes of George Kruis, Will Skelton, Ben Earl and Ben Spencer as they cut costs for a year in the Championship. It made them light on the bench here, but their starting line-up remains indomitable and they were ruthlessly precise as they built up a 22-3 lead in the first half and defended it when the benches came into play.

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In the battle over the US supreme court, Democrats can still have the last laugh | Lawrence Douglas
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:00:23 GMT
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If Biden wins, he could pack the courts. That would be a justified gesture of constitutional restoration, not usurpation

aMy most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.a Such was the dying hope of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a wish the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, is determined to deny the late, great justice.

Recall: this is the same Mitch McConnell who, in the wake of Antonin Scaliaas death nine months before the 2016 election, solemnly announced: aThe American people should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.a

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Boris Johnson and his world-class test-and-trace system a cartoon
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:00:22 GMT
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Faced with a coronavirus second wave, the prime minister has it all under controla|

aC/You can buy your own copy of this cartoon

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The meritocracy has had its day. How else to explain the rise of Dido Harding? | Nick Cohen
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:00:23 GMT
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Public service jobs once went to people who knew what they were doing. Boris Johnson would rather promote a courtier

Who knew that children go to school in September? Who guessed that hundreds of thousands of students head to universities where they a and easily shocked readers should look away a strive with every fibre of their being to mingle with each other as vigorously as they can? What clairvoyant might have predicted that, when the government offered the public cut-price restaurant meals at the taxpayersa expense, the public would gobble them up? Or that, when the prime minister urged workers to go back to their offices and save Pret a Manger, a few brave souls would have returned to their desks and risked having adulce et decorum est pro Pretia moria carved on their gravestones?

You may have expected trouble, but Baroness Dido Harding was flabbergasted. The complaint from MPs that the rise in Covid cases was aentirely predictablea baffled the head of the NHS test-and-trace programme. Nobody awas expecting to see the really sizeable increase in demand that weave seen over the course of the last few weeks,a she said.

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Barbara Amielas memoir is a reminder of the tenacity of Trump and his gilded gang | Hadley Freeman
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:00:12 GMT
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The world that Conrad Blackas wife depicts should read as a warning to those of us fearing another Trump term

When I was 20, the newspaper magnate Conrad Black offered me a job. We were at an event for young journalists, though I was the opposite of his usual social milieu, being shy, scruffy and riddled with self-doubt a the opposite of his wife, columnist Barbara Amiel. He grabbed my hand in his giant paw, barked, aIall get you a job at the Telegraph. Good salary, tooa and named a figure I just about a at 42 a earn now. He smiled, less like a boss offering employment, more like a king bestowing a blessing. A few years later, he was convicted of fraud.

The 90s was a golden era for alpha power players, and back then they seemed golden, as if they themselves were plated, though that may have been the glint from the riches surrounding them. The Blacks, the Trumps, Robert Maxwell: the men were called acharismatica by people who confuse charisma with bullshit; the women (Amiel, Ivana, Marla Maples) were styled by the papers as monstrous, and at times they were.

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Why The Home Edit shouldnat judge a book by its cover
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:00:20 GMT
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The presenters of Netflixas decluttering show like to organise books by colour, which suggests not much reading is going on

One genre that stands as a surprising survivor of the great binge-watching explosion is the tidying-up show, which has evolved from its finger-wagging ahave you tried putting vinegar on ita, How Clean Is Your House? roots to become a massive industry of Marie Kondo-inspired decluttering, all elastic bands, labels and packed plastic boxes. Snooping around a messy house about to become so neat that I refuse to believe anyone could so much as make a cup of tea and keep it that way is so appealing to viewers that there is a newcomer to the game.

Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer are the founders of a company called The Home Edit, and have taken their aprofessional organisera skills to Netflix for Get Organized with The Home Edit, in which they go into famous peopleas houses, and some regular peopleas houses, and organise them to within an inch of their lives. This most unassuming of series has stoked a debate so divisive it has the potential to split families down the middle. aOur intention is to give people the tools to make a system thatas smart, sustainable and also beautiful,a says Teplin, at the beginning of the series. And yet, they are advocates of the rainbow bookshelf.

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Another allegation against Donald Trump. Another woman of supreme courage | Barbara Ellen
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:00:22 GMT
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However much the president tries to undermine alleged victims, it is vital they keep coming forward

Are the latest sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump finally registering with voters? Or do some of his supporters actually approve of Trump behaving towards women in this way?

The former model Amy Dorris has come forward a in a story broken by the Guardian a to accuse Trump of assaulting her at the US Open in 1997 (which she was attending with her then boyfriend), leaving her feeling asicka and aviolateda. Dorris accuses Trump of grabbing her, forcing his tongue down her throat and groping her, saying ait felt like there were tentacles on me that I couldnat rip offa. The allegations against Trump now number at least 26, including more than a dozen accusations of sexual assault, one from the writer E Jane Carroll who is suing him for defamation after he dismissed her as a liar, saying he never met her.

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Trump's 1776 commission is proof America is spiraling toward facism | Arwa Mahdawi
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:00:17 GMT
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Trump is setting up the commission to teach students athe miracle of American historya a which sounds like a core part of the fascist process of taking power

Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newslettera on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme court | Moira Donegan
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:31:59 GMT
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She spent her extraordinary career fighting for womenas rights and ensuring the promise of the constitution applied to all

The most important feminist lawyer in the history of the American republic has died. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a supreme court justice and singularly influential legal mind, was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993, the courtas second-ever female justice, and served for nearly 30 years. She passed away due to complications from cancer on Friday. She was 87.

Strategic, contemplative and disciplined, but with a passion for the feminist cause that is rarely admitted into the halls of power, Ginsburg established an impressive legal legacy long before she became a judge. Over the course of a two-decade career as a lawyer before her appointment to the DC circuit court of appeals, she successfully argued cases that expanded civil rights law and 14th amendment protections to women, undoing a dense network of laws that had codified sex discrimination in all areas of American life. After she was elevated to the nationas highest court, she found her own views moving left as the institution was pushed to the right. Her career was defined by courageous dissents that stood up for the principle of equal justice and kept alive the promise of a more free and fair America.

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UK universities predict record student dropout rate
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:00:11 GMT
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Fears that young people have alost the discipline of learninga add to studentsa money worries as part-time jobs dry up

Record numbers of young people in the UK are starting a university course this autumn, with many anxious to escape a collapsing employment market. But as students embark on a very different university experience, vice-chancellors are worried that many may not last the year.

Universities are reporting unprecedented pressure on their student hardship funds, after the abrupt loss of thousands of part-time student jobs in bars, restaurants and shops as a result of the pandemic. They fear students will be much less able to cope with the demands of their course if they are preoccupied with serious worries about paying for food or rent.

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Dominic Raab bodyguard suspended after gun reportedly left on plane
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:28:46 GMT
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Police protection officer had been returning from US trip with foreign secretary

A police protection officer who was travelling with Dominic Raab has been suspended from duty after reportedly leaving his gun on a plane.

The officer had travelled with the foreign secretary on a visit to the US when he allegedly left his gun on a plane at Heathrow airport on Friday.

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Engagement with anti-vaccine Facebook posts trebles in one month
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:00:08 GMT
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Exclusive: Guardian analysis prompts calls for new drive to combat conspiracy theories

Engagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push to tackle conspiracy theories.

Interactions on posts expressing scepticism or hostility towards vaccines on six UK Facebook pages increased from 12,000 in July to 42,000 in August, according to the analysis, conducted using the social media analytics tool CrowdTangle.

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Suffering John Lewis stands at a crossroads on the high street
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:00:19 GMT
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The retailer is eyeing a more online future. But as the last big department store standing, could it expand in the real world?

Twinkling lights are just visible behind screens where staff are putting the finishing touches to this yearas Christmas displays, but in other parts of the shop, the lights are still off. John Lewisas flagship store in Oxford Street, central London, is bearing the scars of the pandemic.

A restaurant and cafe are closed and there are more staff than customers on the furnishings floor. The fashion floor is also a depressing sight, with tags flagging big discounts on racks of unwanted dresses and officewear. Last week it emerged John Lewis had applied for planning permission to convert entire floors of this shop into office space. Itas not hard to see why.

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Labour conference: five key issues for Keir Starmer's party
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:00:09 GMT
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The new leader is making progress in the polls, but there are many challenges to face

No cheering crowds of members, no karaoke, no plotting in the hotel bars and no late night compositing: Keir Starmeras first party conference as Labour leader, which starts this weekend, will be unlike any other.

Instead of Liverpoolas airy ACC convention centre, it is being held online, with the strapline: A New Leadership.

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Covid-hit high streets in England to benefit from APS95m fund
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:00:08 GMT
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Disused buildings could be turned into homes, shops and offices in 68 locations

High streets across England are due to benefit from a APS95m government-funded scheme to help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of Covid-19.

As part of the high streets heritage action zone (HSHAZ) programme, delivered by Historic England, disused and dilapidated buildings will be restored into new homes, shops, workplaces and community spaces in 68 high streets across the country.

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New York will honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:53:57 GMT
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Tributes come from Trump, Obama and across the political spectrum a but partisan divide and looming election are never far away

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be honored with a statue in Brooklyn, the New York City borough where she was born and grew up.

Related: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: death of liberal justice gives Trump chance to reshape the US for generations

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Alexei Navalny walks down stairs as recovery continues
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:47:45 GMT
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Russian opposition leader describes aclear patha to recovery and praises Berlin doctors

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been pictured walking down stairs, five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently.

Navalny, the leading opponent of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, fell ill in Siberia last month and was airlifted to Berlin. Germany said laboratory tests in three countries determined he was poisoned with a novichok nerve agent, and western governments have demanded an explanation from Russia.

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'Frustrations at US policies' behind Melania Trump statue, says artist
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:00:09 GMT
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Brad Downey says first lady shows contradiction between USas position on race in 2020

The American artist behind a controversial statue of the US First Lady Melania Trump, unveiled this week in bronze in her native Slovenia, has defended the work as a representation of the contradictions of her husbandas presidency.

Brad Downey, a conceptual artist from Kentucky based in Berlin, said the statue that replaced an earlier wooden carving destroyed in an arson attack in July, was motivated by his afrustrations with the policies of my birth country.a

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Minneapolis to rename part of street where George Floyd was killed after him
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:50:21 GMT
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Stretch of Chicago Avenue between 37th and 39th streets will be called George Perry Floyd Jr place

A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor.

The city will refer to the blocks of Chicago Avenue between 37th and 39th streets as George Perry Floyd Jr Place, the Star Tribune reported.

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Thousands gather in Thailand for anti-government protest
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:18:04 GMT
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Protesters in Bangkok call for new constitution and elections, and criticise monarchy

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Bangkok for a major rally on Saturday, demanding the resignation of Thailandas prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, and reforms to the monarchy a an institution until recently considered beyond direct public criticism.

A grassroots pro-democracy movement led by students has swept across the country, upending decades of convention within months. Protesters have called for a range of democratic reforms, with some groups, including the organisers of Saturdayas rally, demanding the kingas powers and budget be curbed.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: death of liberal justice gives Trump chance to reshape the US for generations
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:36:23 GMT
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The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has sparked a titanic political fight that could shape US supreme court decisions on abortion rights, voting rights and other fundamental issues for a generation or more.

Related: In the battle over the US supreme court, Democrats can still have the last laugh | Lawrence Douglas

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Trump vows to select Ginsburg replacement 'without delay' a live
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:06:39 GMT
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Maine senator Susan Collins has broken her silence on whether Ruth Bader Ginsburgas seat on the supreme court should be filled until after the inauguration of the next president.

Collins, a moderate who faces an uphill climb in her re-election campaign against Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, said the decision should be made by the president who is chosen in the November election.

My statement on the Supreme Court vacancy: pic.twitter.com/jvYyDN5gG4

A national survey conducted shortly before Ruth Bader Ginsburgas death on Friday found substantial majorities of both parties favor hearings on any supreme court nominee in the event of a vacancy this year.

The Marquette University Law School poll, which was conducted between 8 to 15 September and released on Saturday, found that 67% of respondents believed confirmation should proceed in 2020 while just 32% said the US senate should hold off.

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In the battle over the US supreme court, Democrats can still have the last laugh | Lawrence Douglas
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:00:23 GMT
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If Biden wins, he could pack the courts. That would be a justified gesture of constitutional restoration, not usurpation

aMy most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.a Such was the dying hope of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a wish the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, is determined to deny the late, great justice.

Recall: this is the same Mitch McConnell who, in the wake of Antonin Scaliaas death nine months before the 2016 election, solemnly announced: aThe American people should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.a

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'Vote like your life depends on it': Pete Buttigieg's message to LGBTQ youth
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:00:08 GMT
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The breakout star of the Democratic primary is all in for Joe Biden as the race against Donald Trump nears the final straight

For Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to win a presidential primary or caucus, the threat of a second Trump term is both political and deeply personal.

Donald Trump has claimed to be a staunch supporter of LGBTQ rights but he has sought to undermine them through the courts. His vice-president, Mike Pence, has long opposed same-sex marriage.

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Bleach touted as 'miracle cure' for Covid being sold on Amazon
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:12 GMT
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Consumers buying chlorine dioxide solution on Amazon platform say they have been drinking fluid despite FDA warnings

Industrial bleach is being sold on Amazon through its product pages which consumers are buying under the mistaken belief that it is a amiracle curea for Covid-19, despite health warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration that drinking the fluid can kill.

Related: 'Archbishop' of Florida church selling bleach 'miracle cure' arrested with son

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'Too late to stop it': California's future hinges on managing megafires
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:00:08 GMT
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This yearas historic blazes and apocalyptic skies will become routine. Hope lies in rethinking how we live with fire

Californiaas historic wildfires have served up astonishing scenes of destruction that have claimed several dozen lives, incinerated huge tracts of land and caused dystopian orange skies to loom over a populace choked by toxic smoke. But, in time, the sort of destruction and anguish suffered in 2020 may seem routine, even mild.

The record scale of the flames, which have consumed an area larger than the state of Connecticut, is bringing scientistsa expectations of the climate crisis into reality. Rather than merely entering a new but stable era, the US west is on a moving escalator to further extremes. aIn 20 years from now, the current circumstances will feel more normal,a said Waleed Abdalati, former chief scientist of Nasa. aItas not that we are all screwed, but itas too late to put a stop to it. We can slow it, but we canat stop it now.a

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'Frustrations at US policies' behind Melania Trump statue, says artist
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:00:09 GMT
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Brad Downey says first lady shows contradiction between USas position on race in 2020

The American artist behind a controversial statue of the US First Lady Melania Trump, unveiled this week in bronze in her native Slovenia, has defended the work as a representation of the contradictions of her husbandas presidency.

Brad Downey, a conceptual artist from Kentucky based in Berlin, said the statue that replaced an earlier wooden carving destroyed in an arson attack in July, was motivated by his afrustrations with the policies of my birth country.a

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US to break with UN security council and reimpose Iran snapback sanctions
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:30:12 GMT
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Officials says they will launch new measures on Monday despite overwhelming opposition

The US will break with almost every other UN security council member state including its closest allies on Saturday night by declaring UN sanctions back in effect on Iran.

Administration officials say they will launch a raft of new punitive measures on Monday, which some observers believe may be aimed at seeking to provoke a confrontation with Tehran in the run up to the US election.

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Minneapolis to rename part of street where George Floyd was killed after him
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:50:21 GMT
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Stretch of Chicago Avenue between 37th and 39th streets will be called George Perry Floyd Jr place

A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor.

The city will refer to the blocks of Chicago Avenue between 37th and 39th streets as George Perry Floyd Jr Place, the Star Tribune reported.

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US runs out of Atlantic hurricane names as frenetic season continues
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:33:53 GMT
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  • Naming shifts to Greek letters after 21-name list is exhausted
  • Texas coast prepares for tropical storm Beta

So many powerful storms have formed over the Atlantic this year that for only the second time, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has run out of names, meaning it is now naming tropical storms and hurricanes with letters from the Greek alphabet.

There are 21 names available each year. The list ends with those beginning with W and excludes Q, U, X, Y and Z. Once that list is exhausted, the nomenclature system switches to the Greek alphabet.

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Envelope containing ricin was sent to White House, report says
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:44:15 GMT
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Envelope with poison was believed to have come from Canada and was intercepted before reaching mail room

An envelope containing the poison ricin was sent to the White House, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The newspaper said law enforcement believed the envelope, which was intercepted before reaching the White House mail room, was sent from Canada.

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Inside Ice's pattern of medical neglect as immigrants flown on its planes
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:00:14 GMT
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Heart attacks, miscarriages, and even a death have all occurred on Immigration and Customs Enforcement flights, investigation finds

The first time Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) flew Marta across the country, she feared catching the coronavirus. After five months of being shuttled among various facilities, she was worried about infecting others.

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Hurricane Ianos turns towards Crete after sweeping across Greece
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:58:21 GMT
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Two dead, one missing and nearly a thousand rescued as floods damage Thessaly

After pounding parts of western and central Greece meteorologists have predicted a rare Mediterranean hurricane is headed south towards the island of Crete.

Authorities struggling to contain the impact of the cyclone a a so-called Mediterranean hurricane named Ianos a said two people had died and at least one was missing as torrential rain and gale-force winds wielded a trail of destruction.

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110 cats a and owner a evicted from Spanish seaside flat
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:18:54 GMT
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Huge clan is believed to have originated from a pair of cats taken in three years ago

Animal charities in southern Spain were urgently seeking homes for 110 cats on Saturday after they and their owner were evicted from a flat in the Valencia region.

Spama Safor, an animal shelter in the south-eastern seaside town of Gandia, had initially thought there were only 96 cats in the flat. But by Saturday evening, the charity said it had removed a total of 110 cats and urgently needed help to shelter them aat least until they are vaccinated or steriliseda.

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Coronavirus live news: UK records 4,422 new daily cases; France reports record rise
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:08:51 GMT
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Doctors in England urge tighter restrictions; number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; scaled-down Oktoberfest in Munich begins. Follow all the developments

People in England who test positive for Covid-19 will have a alegal obligationa to self-isolate from 28 September, the government announced on Saturday.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned Boris Johnson that the English capital needs fresh Covid restrictions by Monday if it is to avoid a big spike in the spread of the virus, the Huffington Post reports.

BREAKING: @SadiqKhan has urged ministers to impose new lockdown curbs for London as early as Monday.

The World Health Organization endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics.

Covid-19 has raised the issue of using traditional medicines to battle contemporary diseases, and the endorsement clearly encouraged testing with criteria similar to those used for molecules developed by labs in Asia, Europe or the Americas.

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Covid warnings ring out as Latin America bids to return to normality
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:00:13 GMT
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The region has seen some of the longest lockdowns in the world but experts are urging countries not to reopen too soon

The scene in Rio de Janeiro was as though much of 2020 had never happened.

The beaches at Ipanema and Copacabana heaved with visitors, the white sand obscured by bronzed bodies, sun loungers and parasols, as locals enjoyed the blistering 38C heat.

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Why 'Vote' is the fashion slogan of the season
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 12:00:15 GMT
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A raft of designers and retailers are in on the action as organisations seek to attract and persuade younger people to vote

There was nothing subtle about Jill Bidenas fashion statement last Monday: the word aVOTEa was spelled out in silver capitals on her black, knee-high boots as she accompanied husband and Democratic presidential candidate Joe to the ballot box in a Delaware primary.

Bidenas boots were designed by Stuart Weitzman, with 100% of profits going to public awareness campaign I am Voter. In the run-up to a momentous presidential election in November, they are just the latest example of the word aVotea becoming the only slogan worth wearing in the US this autumn.

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The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:00:21 GMT
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Many parts of the Earthas climate system have been destabilised by warming, from ice sheets and ocean currents to the Amazon rainforest a and scientists believe that if one collapses others could follow

The warning signs are flashing red. The California wildfires were surely made worse by the impacts of global heating. A study published in July warned that the Arctic is undergoing aan abrupt climate change eventa that will probably lead to dramatic changes. As if to underline the point, on 14 September it was reported that a huge ice shelf in northeast Greenland had torn itself apart, worn away by warm waters lapping in from beneath.

That same day, a study of satellite data revealed growing cracks and crevasses in the ice shelves protecting two of Antarcticaas largest glaciers a indicating that those shelves could also break apart, leaving the glaciers exposed and liable to melt, contributing to sea-level rise. The ice losses are already following our worst-case scenarios.

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The Social Dilemma: a wake-up call for a world drunk on dopamine?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:00:20 GMT
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The new Netflix docudrama is a valiant if flawed attempt to address our complacency about surveillance capitalism

Spool forward a couple of centuries. A small group of social historians drawn from the survivors of climate catastrophe are picking through the documentary records of what we are currently pleased to call our civilisation, and they come across a couple of old movies. When theyave managed to find a device on which they can view them, it dawns on them that these two films might provide an insight into a great puzzle: how and why did the prosperous, apparently peaceful societies of the early 21st century implode?

The two movies are The Social Network, which tells the story of how a po-faced Harvard dropout named Mark Zuckerberg created a powerful and highly profitable company; and The Social Dilemma, which is about how the business model of this company a as ruthlessly deployed by its po-faced founder a turned out to be an existential threat to the democracy that 21st-century humans once enjoyed.

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The US police department that decided to hire social workers
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:12 GMT
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In 2016, the Alexandria, Kentucky, police chief talked the city into hiring a social worker a and four years on, the current chief sees the program as indispensable

The Alexandria police chief, Mike Ward, was asick and tireda of sending his officers to respond to 911 calls that they lacked the skills and time to handle. In this small Kentucky town of 10,000 people 15 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio, two-thirds of the calls police responded to were not criminal a instead, they were mental health crises and arguments resulting from long-brewing interpersonal conflicts.

Police would show up, but they could rarely offer long-lasting solutions. Often, it was inevitable that they would be called back to the same address for the same problem again and again.

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How we stay together: 'Iave got your back. Whatever happens, Iave got your back'
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:00:27 GMT
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Phoebe and Toby Adams have had a long road together a and apart. Now, that road is leading them on an epic cross-country adventure to relocate their lives

Names: Phoebe and Toby Adams
Years together: 14
Occupations: marketing and urban researcher

Related: 'Easy to meet, hard to stay together': share your stories

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Life of a Klansman review: Edward Ball's discomforting history of hate
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:00:08 GMT
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Students at Tulane University who protested this book missed the point: it lifts Black voices as it exposes white

After the death of his mother, Edward Ball traveled into his familyas past both figuratively and geographically, seeking to unearth racist roots. He found them in places, like a sprawling plantation outside New Orleans, and in people, like his great-great-grandfather Polycarp Constant Lecorgne.

Related: How the South Won the Civil War review: the path from Jim Crow to Donald Trump

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme court | Moira Donegan
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:31:59 GMT
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She spent her extraordinary career fighting for womenas rights and ensuring the promise of the constitution applied to all

The most important feminist lawyer in the history of the American republic has died. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a supreme court justice and singularly influential legal mind, was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993, the courtas second-ever female justice, and served for nearly 30 years. She passed away due to complications from cancer on Friday. She was 87.

Strategic, contemplative and disciplined, but with a passion for the feminist cause that is rarely admitted into the halls of power, Ginsburg established an impressive legal legacy long before she became a judge. Over the course of a two-decade career as a lawyer before her appointment to the DC circuit court of appeals, she successfully argued cases that expanded civil rights law and 14th amendment protections to women, undoing a dense network of laws that had codified sex discrimination in all areas of American life. After she was elevated to the nationas highest court, she found her own views moving left as the institution was pushed to the right. Her career was defined by courageous dissents that stood up for the principle of equal justice and kept alive the promise of a more free and fair America.

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Trump's 1776 commission is proof America is spiraling toward facism | Arwa Mahdawi
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:00:17 GMT
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Trump is setting up the commission to teach students athe miracle of American historya a which sounds like a core part of the fascist process of taking power

Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newslettera on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday.

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Another allegation against Donald Trump. Another woman of supreme courage | Barbara Ellen
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:00:22 GMT
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However much the president tries to undermine alleged victims, it is vital they keep coming forward

Are the latest sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump finally registering with voters? Or do some of his supporters actually approve of Trump behaving towards women in this way?

The former model Amy Dorris has come forward a in a story broken by the Guardian a to accuse Trump of assaulting her at the US Open in 1997 (which she was attending with her then boyfriend), leaving her feeling asicka and aviolateda. Dorris accuses Trump of grabbing her, forcing his tongue down her throat and groping her, saying ait felt like there were tentacles on me that I couldnat rip offa. The allegations against Trump now number at least 26, including more than a dozen accusations of sexual assault, one from the writer E Jane Carroll who is suing him for defamation after he dismissed her as a liar, saying he never met her.

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A Biden victory cannot bring normal back | Tom Blackburn
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:00:09 GMT
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It will take more than sensible managers to reverse the rise of the hard right

In recent years, the crisis of liberalism has been much debated, ever since Donald Trump sent shockwaves through world politics by defeating Hillary Clinton to take the White House. Then there were Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, both of whom mounted a bold (though far from revolutionary) challenge to the liberal centre from the socialist left, calling for a renewal of the welfare state, a redistribution of wealth and power, large-scale green investment and a less belligerent foreign policy.

The liberal centre retained enough institutional power a particularly its media support and control over party bureaucracies a to see off both Corbyn and Sanders, winning Joe Biden the Democratic presidential nomination and Keir Starmer the leadership of the Labour party. This isnat to imply that Corbyn and Sanders were blameless for their defeats. Far from it. Nevertheless, it can hardly be said that in either case the liberal centre triumphed over the socialist left because of the dynamism of its ideas, or the superiority of its vision for society.

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America is at war with wildfires. Yet Trump is on the side of the inferno | David Sirota
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:45:14 GMT
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Trump long ago made clear that in the with-us-or-against-us climate war, he is against us and has enthusiastically joined the side of the inferno

The fires that continue to incinerate the west coast, pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and blanket the country in smoke are the latest sign that the climate crisis has made landfall in America and is torching its way inward like an occupying army overwhelming battle-weary fortifications. Only, that military metaphor seems a bit off, because if you look carefully, you can see that we are not valiantly losing a battle a our government has made it impossible for us to even fight, and has arguably taken the side of the invasion.

Related: Trump 'associates' offered Assange pardon in return for emails source, court hears

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Climate change, Covid a our hearts ache. But a new era is possible. We can do it | Rebecca Solnit
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:16:13 GMT
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I understand the temptation to feel that what is wrong now will be wrong forever. But anguish and hope can coexist

If youare heartsore at the quadruple crisis of the mismanaged pandemic, the resultant financial catastrophe grinding down so many people, the climate chaos dramatically evident in unprecedented fires in the west, hurricanes in the southeast, and melting ice in Greenland and the poles, and the corruption, human rights abuses, and creeping authoritarianism of the current regime, youare not alone.

Related: Wealth of US billionaires rises by nearly a third during pandemic

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Barbara Amielas memoir is a reminder of the tenacity of Trump and his gilded gang | Hadley Freeman
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:00:12 GMT
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The world that Conrad Blackas wife depicts should read as a warning to those of us fearing another Trump term

When I was 20, the newspaper magnate Conrad Black offered me a job. We were at an event for young journalists, though I was the opposite of his usual social milieu, being shy, scruffy and riddled with self-doubt a the opposite of his wife, columnist Barbara Amiel. He grabbed my hand in his giant paw, barked, aIall get you a job at the Telegraph. Good salary, tooa and named a figure I just about a at 42 a earn now. He smiled, less like a boss offering employment, more like a king bestowing a blessing. A few years later, he was convicted of fraud.

The 90s was a golden era for alpha power players, and back then they seemed golden, as if they themselves were plated, though that may have been the glint from the riches surrounding them. The Blacks, the Trumps, Robert Maxwell: the men were called acharismatica by people who confuse charisma with bullshit; the women (Amiel, Ivana, Marla Maples) were styled by the papers as monstrous, and at times they were.

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Eddie Nketiah strikes late to give Arsenal victory over West Ham
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:03:25 GMT
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Last weekend, Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah came to blows in a skirmish during the warm-up at Fulham. Seven days later they were dovetailing to devastating effect to give Arsenal a victory they did not deserve.

Nketiah had been introduced from the bench to ignite a performance that rarely caught light, West Ham looking the likelier winners after equalising Alexandre Lacazetteas goal through Michail Antonio.

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US Open golf 2020: third round a live!
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:22:51 GMT
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Wolff has gone 19 consecutive holes without making a bogey. Let me rewrite that. Wolff had gone 19 consecutive holes without making a bogey. He drops a shot at the 16th after a wild drive behind trees on the left of the fairway forced him to lay up with his second. His third gave him a 12-footer for par, but the movement in the green discombobulated Wolff, the ball moving left and right and then right again to miss by a foot. But what a run that is. At Winged Foot too! Heas -4 and leads by two.

DeChambeau is jabbering to himself furiously after throwing away a chance to hole a 6ft birdie chance on the 12th. He taps home for par though and should be proud of the way he has steadied the ship and slowly got back into a strong position after a disappointing start. Reed will be relieved to have made par after shedding three shots in the previous two holes.

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Frank Lampardas blue privilege will go only so far against self-made Klopp | Barney Ronay
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 19:00:24 GMT
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Backed by a clutch of costly summer arrivals, the bristling Chelsea manager must back his jibes with results

aOnly title youave won and youare giving it the big aun.a

There were some fascinating shades to the touchline stramash between Frank Lampard and JA1/4rgen Klopp in the dog days of the Premier Leagueas summer season.

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'Thatas just me': Novak Djokovic loses temper again on court at Italian Open
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:38:59 GMT
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Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the US Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Saturday.

When Djokovic was broken at love to even the second set at 3-3, he slammed his racket to the red clay in anger. With the frame broken and the strings mangled, Djokovic was forced to get a new racket and received a warning from the chair umpire.

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Tadej Pogacar set to win Tour de France after stunning Primoz Roglic
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:27:41 GMT
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  • 21-year-old Slovenian will be crowned in Paris on Sunday
  • UAE Team Emirates rider overturns 57sec deficit in time trial

In the end, the procession became a cliffhanger as Tadej Pogacar blew away Primoz Roglicas Tour de France hopes in the Vosges to become the youngest overall winner this century, after storming to an extraordinary stage win at La Planche des Belles Filles.

What had been expected to be a routine time trial for Roglic, on the eve of the processional stage to the Champs-AlysA(c)es, became a humiliation as he conceded almost two minutes to his 21-year-old compatriot and lost the yellow jersey.

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Manchester United rocked by Wilfried Zaha double for Crystal Palace
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:42:28 GMT
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Manchester United were dour in an opening-game loss that ended a 14-match unbeaten Premier League run. Crystal Palaceas second goal was a controversial penalty from Wilfried Zaha, a retake because David de Gea was ruled to have left his line when saving Jordan Ayewas initial effort. But really there can be no excuses for the way Unitedas frontline was starved throughout due to a concerning lack of energy and creativity.

Ole Gunnar SolskjA|r offered an honest analysis. aYou can see we are short and they deserved the points,a said the manager. aThey were sharper than us in challenges, tackles. We started slowly and that had a knockaon effect for the rest of the game when they scored the first goal.a

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Chloe x Halle: aPeople said our music was too complex for the average eara
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:00:12 GMT
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Written off by execs, the R&B sister duo are having the last laugh by conquering TikTok with their BeyoncA(c)-approved, boundary-pushing pop

For most people, working from home entails some combination of bad posture, unwashed hair and laundry-based procrastination. For Chloe and Halle Bailey, it involves neon leotards, drone-mounted cameras and, if this interview on Zoom is anything to go by, immaculately applied red lipstick at 11 in the morning. Lockdown, it is fair to say, has not dampened the go-getting tendencies of this precocious sister act; in fact, it has facilitated a long-overdue breakthrough moment.

The release of their second album, the presciently titled Ungodly Hour, has seen the pair school the world in the art of pandemic promo. aI feel like weave been making the best of what we have,a says Chloe, casually evoking the cluster of visually spectacular performances and photoshoots a including an entire high-fashion ad campaign a theyave staged from the tennis court of their family home (admittedly, having a good lockdown requires certain advantages).

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The housewife, the ghost hunter and the poltergeist
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:00:12 GMT
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In 1938, 34-year-old Alma Fielding reported objects mysteriously flying around her home. Eighty years on, Kate Summerscale, author of true crime classic The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, set out to investigate the unexplained case of the Croydon poltergeist

On 20 February 1938, the Sunday Pictorial carried a report of a haunting in Croydon. A 34-year-old housewife had called to tell them about strange events at the home she shared with her husband Les, her son Don and their lodger, George Saunders. aCome to my house,a Alma Fielding implored the Pictorialas news desk. aThere are things going on here I cannot explain.a

The Sunday Pic, as it was known to its readers, dispatched two reporters to Croydon. As Alma opened the front door to them, they saw an egg fly down the corridor to land at their feet. As she led them to the kitchen, a pink china dog rattled to the floor and a sharp-bladed tin opener cut through the air at head height. In the front parlour, a teacup and saucer lifted out of Almaas hands as she sat with her guests, the saucer spinning and splintering with a aping!a as if shot in midair. She screamed as a second saucer exploded in her fingers and sliced into her thumb. While the wound was being bandaged, the reporters heard a crash in the kitchen: a wine glass had apparently escaped a locked cabinet and shattered on the floor. They saw an egg whirl in through the living room door to crack against the sideboard. A giant chunk of coal rose from the grate, sailed across the room, inches from the head of one of the reporters, and smacked into the wall.

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Bill & Ted Face the Music review a surf dudes still lift the spirits
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 14:00:18 GMT
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The middle-aged dads have to save the universe and their marriages in a shambolic but big-hearted sequel

Few 80s cultural artefacts have accrued the same level of enduring audience goodwill as the time-travelling adventures of the sweet-natured California rockers Bill S Preston Esq and Ted aTheodorea Logan. And itas fair to say that this goodwill is required to do a fair amount of heavy lifting with this endearing but shambolic sequel.

The film rejoins Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) as middle-aged dads who arenat so much has-beens as never-beens. Tasked with writing the song that will save civilisation, they have so far failed, and are reduced to prog rock noodling on theramins and bagpipes. And now the stakes are raised. Another, somewhat exasperated visitor from the future (Kristen Schaal) arrives to urge the pair to get their act together or not only will reality itself cease to exist, their marriages will crumble. Faced with this heinous turn of events, Bill and Ted do what they always do a tool around time in a souped-up phone box, occasionally stumbling upon answers. Meanwhile, their daughters are zipping through history in order to assemble the ultimate supergroup (Mozart, Hendrix, Louis Armstrong), an excess of talent given the godawful Hooked on Classics-style abomination they end up playing.

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What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death mean for the supreme court?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 01:10:08 GMT
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A replacement for the liberal justice could reshape the court for a generation, marking Trumpas most lasting legacy

The supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday evening. As messages of grief and gratitude for her life and career swept the country, hereas a look at what the liberal iconas death means for the supreme court and what happens next.

What does this mean for the court?

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Two dead after mass shooting at party in Rochester, New York
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:45:09 GMT
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Male and female are killed and 14 are injured in shooting in upstate New York

Gunfire at a backyard party killed two people and wounded 14 early on Saturday in Rochester, New York, a city roiled by outrage over the police killing of Daniel Prude.

As many as 100 people were at the gathering when the shooting started just before 12.30am, acting police chief Mark Simmons told reporters.

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Billionaire Chuck Feeney achieves goal of giving away his fortune
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:00:10 GMT
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Irish-American mogulas philanthropic foundation runs out of cash after 38 years

Chuck Feeney has achieved his lifetime ambition: giving away his $8bn (APS6bn) fortune while he is still around to see the impact it has made.

For the past 38 years, Feeney, an Irish American who made billions from a duty-free shopping empire, has been making endowments to charities and universities across the world with the goal of astriving for zero a| to give it all awaya.

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Officials baselessly linked 'antifa' to arson before wildfires, documents show
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:12 GMT
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Police have tried to debunk conspiracy theories a but intelligence reports made similar claims with little evidence

In recent days, law enforcement agencies from the FBI to county sheriffs have tried in vain to debunk baseless conspiracy theories blaming aantifa arsonistsa for starting the devastating wildfires raging in the western US.

But documents from the aBlueLeaksa trove of leaked law enforcement records reveal that the same claimed association between leftwing activists and coordinated arson attacks has been asserted relentlessly, with scant evidence, in a stream of intelligence reports. Some were published as late as this year by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other federal and state agencies.

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The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: 'I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better'
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:00:26 GMT
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Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trials

The world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxfordas Jenner Institute closely. Australian Josh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided to take part in the trials when he saw the call-out for volunteers on Facebook earlier this year.

Why did you get involved?
It was a mix of selfishness and benevolence. This was in March, everything was kicking off in the UK and it was nigh on impossible to get a test. Iad been travelling in the beginning of the year and your mind wanders.

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In 2005, Helios flight 522 crashed into a Greek hillside. Was it because one man forgot to flip a switch?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:00:10 GMT
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The accident led to the deaths of 121 people, and an eight-year legal battle for engineer Alan Irwin. This is what happens when the finger of blame is pointed at you

Early on the morning of 14 August 2005, Alan Irwin, then 44, was with his partner, Donna, and their two young children in an apartment in Larnaca, Cyprus. It was a convenient base, only minutes from the airport. Irwin was an aircraft engineer; he had become obsessed with the technical aspects of planes as a young man in the Royal Air Force, following in the footsteps of his father, also an aircraft engineer and pilot. aI enjoy being around machines,a Irwin says. aIf theyare broken, theyare broken. You canat get angry at them. People can be quite frustrating.a

Irwin went on to work for airlines such as McAlpine Aviation and Monarch, and by 2005 had been a freelance licensed engineer for 15 years. The work suited him: it was well paid, and he liked to travel. He had worked in Kuwait, China, Malaysia, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Miami.

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Japan's beloved matsutake mushroom under threat
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:00:09 GMT
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For diners with money to spare it is the taste of autumn but decline of red pine forests has left it with a precarious future

In a country that prides itself on its seasonal cuisine, few ingredients generate as much anticipation in Japan as the delicate, unmistakably autumnal flavours of the matsutake mushroom.

As the humidity of summer gives way to cooler days, it will soon appear on special display in supermarkets; upmarket ryotei restaurants will present delicate slivers in clear soups, or steamed with gently seasoned rice.

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US deploys additional troops and armoured vehicles to eastern Syria
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 02:11:38 GMT
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The move follows a number of clashes with Russian forces now stationed along the Turkish border

The US military has stepped up its deployment of troops and equipment in north-eastern Syria after a rise in tensions with Russia in the region.

US central command ahas deployed Sentinel radar, increased the frequency of US fighter patrols over US forces, and deployed bradley fighting vehicles to augment US forcesa in the area, which is controlled by the US and its Kurdish allies, spokesman Captain Bill Urban said in a statement.

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China attacks US 'bullying' over ban on Tiktok and WeChat
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:48:31 GMT
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Donald Trumpas decision to ban downloads of the Chinese-owned platform prompts realignment of tech space

China has accused the United States of abullyinga and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat.

aChina urges the US to abandon bullying, cease (its) wrongful actions and earnestly maintain fair and transparent international rules and order,a a statement by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday.

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Melbourne anti-lockdown protesters arrested and chased by police on horseback
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:02:57 GMT
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Protesters run through back streets in achaotic scenesa as further demonstrations expected on Sunday

Police have arrested 16 anti-lockdown protesters and fined 21 others during achaotica scenes in Melbourneas south-east in which demonstrators were chased by police on horseback.

About 50 to 100 demonstrators began protesting at the State Library but moved to Elsternwick Park where they were pursued by police.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg obituary
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 01:28:08 GMT
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US supreme court justice and champion of womenas rights

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has died aged 87, was the second woman to sit on the supreme court of the United States. Nominated to the court by Bill Clinton in 1993, she had already established a reputation as a champion of gender equality and womenas rights as advocate, academic and appeals court judge. Throughout her long career, she was firm in her twin convictions: there is discrimination against women in the US (and elsewhere), and that discrimination violates the American constitution.

In her 27 years on the supreme court bench, she was a consistent moderate liberal. Her role as the senior liberal justice, after 2010, became increasingly important as the balance of opinion shifted in the court, and her scathing dissents on conservative majority decisions, particularly on womenas rights, made her a celebrated figure on the left.

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US election polls tracker: who is leading in the swing states?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:04:54 GMT
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As the presidential campaign heats up, the Guardian is tracking the latest polling in eight states that could decide the election

Joe Biden is leading aDonald Trump in the national polls for the presidential election.

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Giorgio Armani: aIam a rule-breakera
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:00:17 GMT
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The fashion designer, 86, on his motheras beauty, elegance and wisdom, the doctrine of aless is morea and his fear of loneliness

My earliest memory? My mother, in a black dress. She was a beautiful, elegant woman who could be sweet and strong at the same time. Rigour and dignity characterised her entire life.

I was very taken with Yves Saint Laurent when my sister and I visited him in Marrakech when we were young. We were in a run-down van, in Bermuda shorts and T-shirts. He answered the door in a pinstriped double-breasted jacket holding a small dog in his arms. He was very gracious.

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Toronto film festival 2020 roundup aA virtual yet vibrant
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:00:15 GMT
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A gorgeous animated Celtic fantasy and Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in a smouldering Victorian romance are among the top attractions in a radically pared-down 45th Tiff

I must confess Iave previously been a little cynical about Toronto international film festival (Tiff) audiences, with their boundless enthusiasm, their jack-in-the-box standing ovations, their need to haul bucket-sized cups of coffee with them everywhere. But gosh, how I miss them this year.

The festival in its much reduced Covid-compliant form is a very different beast. The programme is considerably smaller (50 feature films compared with 333 last year) and less starry: the Hollywood studios, which habitually swoop in to test the mettle of their potential awards-contenders, are largely absent. There are no visitors from overseas and just a few physical screenings a in drive-ins, at outdoor screens and socially distanced cinemas in the festival hub. Most of the festival, for most delegates, myself included, has been an entirely digital experience. But while necessary, this mixing up of the formula has served to highlight just what makes Toronto such a vibrant, vital event in more normal times.

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20 photographs of the week
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:00:09 GMT
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The aftermath of the fire at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, protests in Louisville and Portland, migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and the enduring impact of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world

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Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a a life in pictures
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:13:39 GMT
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The supreme court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of cancer, aged 87.

Only the second woman to be appointed to the court, Ginsburg became a liberal icon for her sharp questioning of witnesses and intellectually rigorous defense of civil liberties, reproductive rights, first amendment rights and equal protections under the law

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